Four Great Ways to Boost Employee Morale
It’s completely natural for employees (and entire teams) to get into a rut, as long hours and stressful work environments are often the norm in today’s corporate culture. Sometimes, employees just need a few words of encouragement – or sometimes they just need a day off. But rather than wait for the next funk to come around, why not take a proactive step to boost employee morale and avoid it all together? Here’s a few ideas how.
Throw an Impromptu Happy Hour
In our experience, there’s nothing that motivates better than a cold beer. So why not host an in-office happy hour? Knowing that there is a fresh IPA or glass of crisp chardonnay at the end of the work day is sure to lift spirits and boost productivity. Rather than throwing one major holiday party every year, try hosting smaller, more frequent seasonal events. It’s even worth celebrating the small victories, like the completion of an intense quarter-long project or the promotion of an employee. BREWPUBLIK is here to help throw your next in-office event – a sure fire way to encourage team bonding, as even those most serious employees are bound to relax and socialize a bit with our great selection of beer and wine in arm’s reach.
Encourage Cross-Team Collaboration
Sometimes, employees get so caught up in their day-to-day tasks, they don’t get to take a step back and look at the bigger picture. Getting employees from different departments to sit down and learn about one another’s roles can be invaluable, as it can help open the lines of communication and inspire idea generation. Get the marketing team to learn how the accounting department operates, or encourage upper management to sit down with employees still in their first year. You can even spend an afternoon “speed-dating” where each employee gets to sit down for 5 to 10 minutes in order to get to know other employees that they might not work with day-in and day-out. The best corporate cultures are those that employees feel respected, understood and appreciated, no matter their age, role or tenure.
Surprise them with Breakfast
The only thing that people love more than free drinks is free food. And the occasional surprise never hurts either! Host a breakfast for your employees with a spread of bagels, fruit, yogurt and cold brew coffee – provided by BREWPUBLIK, of course…yep, we do that too! And since everyone is already in a good mood on a Friday, why not throw this special event on a Monday to really get the team well-fed and motivated to have a productive week? BREWPUBLIK is here to help with whatever you might have in mind – we can even install cold brew coffee kegerators right into your office kitchen so that the caffeine (a.k.a. motivation) is always flowing.
Give Them Free Rein to Decorate Their Space
Let’s face it: Not every office is filled with modern furniture, indoor gardens and cool amenities from floor to ceiling. For companies that still have to deal with fluorescent lighting and run-of-the-mill cubicles, let your employees have the freedom to decorate as they please. Allowing workers to make their workspace comfortable will not only boost their morale, but it will make them more productive, too. Plus, hanging photos, posters and other décor can help spark conversation so that coworkers can get to know each other on a more personal level.
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Looking to host an in-office happy hour, tasting or special event? Give us a shout and we’ll supply the goods, including a selection of craft beer and wine that is sure to please the crowd. We’ll even handle planning, set-up and delivery. Learn more about what BREWPUBLIK can offer by clicking here.